Stephen Curry breaks Reggie Miller's playoff three-point record

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The Golden State Warriors lost their first game at home in the postseason after the Oklahoma City Thunder secured a thrilling 108-102 victory in game one of the Western Conference Finals.

The win hands home court advantage to the Thunder in the series that is likely to be a back and forth battle. 

Despite the defeat, however, back-to-back MVP Steph Curry still managed to add another NBA record to the long list he has already accumulated this year. 

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The point guard surpassed Reggie Miller for the most consecutive playoff games with a made 3-pointer which now stands at 45.

Curry, who got off to slow start, made his first shot from downtown with 42 seconds remaining in the second quarter and for good measure, he then ended the half in style, hitting a contested three to beat the buzzer.

The 28-year-old also currently holds the regular season record after connecting from behind the arc in 152 straight games. The Dubs star also broke the NBA record for threes in a single campaign with 402, obliterating his own previous record of 286.

Curry's playoff streak began in 2013 and he reached the milestone quicker than Miller whose streak of 44 consecutive playoff contests with a three-point field goal began in 1995 and concluded in 2000.

With the trajectory that his career is heading in, there won't be any three-point records held by anybody else that he'll need to break and may just be competing against himself. 


As much as he enjoys the personal records, Curry's main aim is to win a second consecutive championship for the Bay Area franchise and will not take any solace in writing his name in the history books again after a disappointing defeat. 

The regular season scoring champion almost ended the game with a triple-double recording 26 points, 7 assists, and a playoff career-high 10 rebounds.

Curry and his teammates, however, had no answer for Russell Westbrook who was close to posting a quadruple double with 27 points, 12 assists, five rebounds and seven steals on the night. 

OKC coach Billy Donovan didn't try and match the Warriors by going small as he stuck to his trusted line-up of big men, which Curry admitted was a problem for them. 

"They have a pretty big lineup that they can throw out there and do a lot of switching and take you out of certain reads," said Curry. "They didn't make too many mistakes on the defensive end, which forced us into some tough shots."

The Oakland outfit's character will be severely tested against one of the league's most dynamic and athletic teams. 

Game two of this fascinating series will take place at the Oracle Arena in the early hours of Thursday morning. 

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